TD Bank Group has been named as the launch sponsor for ALUS Canada’s New Acre™ Project, a corporate sponsorship program intended to spur investment in naturalization projects across Canada, which help to improve water quality on and around agricultural lands.
“Nature is one of the most powerful tools we have to help communities become more resilient to the impacts of climate change,” said Nicole Vadori, TD’s Head of Environment. “By using what already exists in nature we can help preserve the health of the environment, while also generating positive social and economic benefits. We’re proud to be the first sponsor of this initiative, as part of our corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment.”
With a two-year commitment of $220,000 through their corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD will help ALUS roll out the New Acre™ Project, expand its bilingual materials, and raise awareness across the country.
TD will also contribute to 300 acres of naturalization projects in eight ALUS communities across Canada: ALUS Lac Ste. Anne and ALUS Red Deer County in Alberta; ALUS Saskatchewan Assiniboine Project in Saskatchewan; ALUS Little Saskatchewan River in Manitoba; ALUS Elgin, ALUS Middlesex and ALUS Peterborough in Ontario; and ALUS Montérégie in Quebec.
“We thank TD for their leadership in becoming the New Acre™ Project’s first corporate sponsors,” said ALUS Canada’s CEO, Bryan Gilvesy. “Their investment is a clear recognition of the important environmental benefits ALUS Canada’s farmers and ranchers produce for Canadians.”
TD’s New Acre™ Project sponsorship will help ALUS’ network of farmers and ranchers enhance wetlands, improve riparian buffer zones, and expand wildlife habitats to produce cleaner air, cleaner water, and more biodiversity in Canadian communities.
“TD’s support will encourage purpose-driven corporations to invest in nature-based solutions that produce cleaner air, cleaner water, biodiversity and climate action,” said Gilvesy.
The New Acre™ Project is an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) solution that enables businesses to make a positive impact on the natural environment in a way that speaks to all Canadians. For more information, visit: https://alus.ca/newacreproject/
ALUS Canada, A Weston Family Initiative, helps farmers and ranchers produce cleaner air, cleaner water, more biodiversity and other ecosystem services in their communities. ALUS Canada has disbursed nearly $8.1M in funding to 25 ALUS communities in six provinces.